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Group Pickets Eisenhower High School Over Lack of Solar Panels

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- If you drove by the new Eisenhower High School this morning, you may have seen a group of people waving signs.

They were picketing the school, asking why solar panels weren't included in the design of the new building.

They say solar panels are a good renewable energy source and can also last around 50 years.

"Schools, churches, and other longstanding institutions such as YVC, which is also putting on solar panels, would really benefit. These are the places we should see solar panels," said Picketer Sarah Cate.

We contacted the Yakima School District.

They told us they did look at solar panels as an option, but the technology was just too expensive and they wouldn't have recouped the cost within the system's 50-year lifespan.

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